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Richard Nixon Press Conference 3/24/1972

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Richard Nixon Press Conference 3/24/1972


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Nixon press conference on March 24, 1972. The press conference opens with a question about the suspension of Paris Peace talks to end the Vietnam War. Nixon maitains that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are not serious in negiotiations and using them for propaganda purposes. Other topics discussed include desegregation, the ITT scandal and inflation.

From the Nixon Presidential holdings at the National Archives, identifier P-720312.


Source Open audio reel
Run time 36:32

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00:46 Suspension of the Paris Peace talks with North Vietnam
02:23 ITT scandal
04:20 Proper contact between White House and ongoing legal matters before Federal agencies
05:40 "The War on Inflation"
09:50 Political influence of large campaign contributions. Nixon adds at length and unprompted that ITT has had no influence on his administration.
12:31 Desegregation, a return by Nixon to "seperate but equal"?
20:01 ITT
20:16 Primary elections
21:41 Assess military situation in Vietnam
23:45 Desegregation
25:03 Division of power in the world
26:38 Peace with Castro
26:53 Marijuana
27:44 Upcoming trip to Canada, trade, cleanup Great Lakes
29:05 Trip to China
30:09 Confidence in Ambassador Watson
31:15 George Meaney
33:34 Agnew on ticket
34:00 Arms talks with Soviet Union, SALT

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Reviewer: Ocks - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2011
Subject: Why only 1???
Why is this the only recording of Nixion? i would like to hear more.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2005
Subject: Busses are bad! China is Good!
Very nice little sneak peek (I wish there was more of this kind of thing (doing George Bush here) on the archives with different presidents, alas, this is the only thing of Nixon (as president) on here. Here he talks about Viet Nam, Russia, China, some appointments, some scandals. The recording is curiously primative though. What is the source of this?
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